Eric Zerrudo

ERIC BABAR ZERRUDO is the Director of the UST Graduate School Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and the Environment in the Tropics (UST-CCCPET). He is also the Program Consultant and Associate Professorial Lecturer of the UST Graduate School for Cultural Heritage Studies and National Coordinator of the CBCP Episcopal Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. He serves as a Cultural Heritage Resource Person of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts-Philippine Cultural Education Program (NCCA-PCEP), Department of Trade and Industry-Design Center of the Philippines (DTI-DCP), Department of Tourism, and Cultural Center of the Philippines. He was a former UNESCO Philippines Commissioner for the World Heritage Convention and the Focal Person for Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention of the Philippines. He was the Deputy Project Director of the World Bank-Department of Tourism Multi-hazard Vulnerability Assessment of Philippine Built Heritage Structures and served as the resource person for the ICCROM Experts’ Fora on Authenticity in the Asian Context and the Conservation Policies of Asia. He has facilitated cultural heritage mapping projects all over the country and continues to coordinate UNESCO World Heritage projects in the World Heritage City of Vigan, Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras and the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. His areas of specialization cover heritage and development, cultural mapping, culture and representation and cultural diplomacy.

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